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W. Michael Lewis, SIOR, CCIM
Industrial Specialist
President, The Lewis Group / CORFAC Int'l
2019 Fairview Rd
Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27608
United States
Phone: +1.919.828.8800
Cell: +1.919.621.9000
Email: mike@thelewisgroup.biz
Website: www.thelewisgroup.biz
 
Chapter:   SIOR Carolinas Chapter
Member Since: 1995
 
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Bio

Mr. Lewis formed The Lewis Group in 2000 after sixteen years as a commercial real estate broker with several local and national commercial real estate companies including Cushman & Wakefield. Mr. Lewis was also a principal and one of the two founding brokers for what is now the Cassidy Turley office.

Mr. Lewis’ practice has focused on acquisitions and dispositions for corporate clients. In his twenty nine year career, Mr. Lewis has sold or leased in excess of 300 million square feet of industrial space, over 5000 acres of land and leased or sold over 8 million square feet of office for clients such as Thermo Fisher, Fed Ex, General Electric, Georgia-Pacific, Panattoni Development, Philips, U.S. Postal Service, SYSCO, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Verizon, and more. Mr. Lewis has been involved with the site location of five projects in North Carolina in the last twelve years whose dollar value exceeded $100 million each. Mr. Lewis has brokered, owned and developed multiple properties in the Columbia, South Carolina area over the last fifteen years.

During his career, Mr. Lewis has been recognized for his work with numerous awards including the Carolinas Chapter of SIOR Largest Industrial Transaction in 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2003 and 2005. He earned the REDY Awards/Deal of the Year for the Largest Office Transaction in 1998 and the same award for the Largest Industrial Transaction in 1999, 2007 amoung others. He is a CoStar Power Broker award winner in multiple categories.

Mr. Lewis holds both the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS (SIOR) designations. He is a past president of the Carolinas Chapter of SIOR, which encompasses North and South Carolina and is the third largest chapter in the world.

Mr. Lewis is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel

Hill and Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia.

Experience

W. Michael Lewis, CCIM, SIOR PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Career Summary & Current Responsibilities

Mr. Lewis formed The Lewis Group in 2000 after sixteen years as a commercial real estate broker with several local and national commercial real estate companies including Cushman & Wakefield. Mr. Lewis was also a principal and one of the two founding brokers for what is now the Cassidy Turley office.

Mr. Lewis’ practice has focused on acquisitions and dispositions for corporate clients. In his twenty nine year career, Mr. Lewis has sold or leased in excess of 300 million square feet of industrial space, over 5000 acres of land and leased or sold over 8 million square feet of office for clients such as Thermo Fisher, Fed Ex, General

Electric, Georgia-Pacific, Panattoni Development, Philips, U.S. Postal Service, SYSCO, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Verizon, and more. Mr. Lewis has been involved with the site location of five projects in North Carolina in the last twelve years whose dollar value exceeded $100 million each. Mr. Lewis has brokered, owned and developed multiple properties in the Columbia, South Carolina area over the last fifteen years.

During his career, Mr. Lewis has been recognized for his work with numerous awards including the Carolinas Chapter of SIOR Largest Industrial Transaction in 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2003 and 2005. He earned the REDY Awards/Deal of the Year for the Largest Office Transaction in 1998 and the same award for the Largest Industrial Transaction in 1999, 2007 amoung others. He is a CoStar Power Broker award winner in multiple categories.

Mr. Lewis holds both the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS (SIOR) designations. He is a past president of the Carolinas Chapter of SIOR, which encompasses North and South Carolina and is the third largest chapter in the world.

Mr. Lewis is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel

Hill and Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia.

Experience

The Lewis Group/CORFAC INTERNATIONAL, Raleigh, NC 2000-Present

President

Mr. Lewis formed The Lewis Group and is President of the corporation. Mr. Lewis is actively involved in assignments on behalf of his corporate clients for site acquisition and disposition as well as consultation services. Mr. Lewis is also responsible for sales and leasing of commercial and industrial real estate.

Colliers Pinkard, Raleigh-Durham, NC 1999-2000

Executive Vice President/Principal

Industrial and Office Leasing and Sales

Commercial Carolina Corporation, Raleigh-Durham, NC 1994-1999

Vice President

Industrial and Office Leasing and Sales

Hagan Properties Incorporated, Raleigh-Durham, NC 1990-1994

Broker-in-Charge

Cushman & Wakefield, Raleigh-Durham, NC 1984-1990

Industrial/Technology Group Broker

Education

University of North Carolina Bachelor of Arts, History 1983

Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) 1993

Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) 1994

Organizations & Awards (Partial List)

Largest Industrial Transaction – Carolinas Chapter SIOR

Top Leasing Firm

Top Sales Firm 2011

Top Industrial Leasing Broker

Top Sales Broker

Organizations & Awards (Partial List)

Largest Industrial Transaction – Carolinas Chapter SIOR 2005

Largest Chapter Referral – Carolinas Chapter SIOR 2003

Largest Industrial Transaction – Carolinas Chapter SIOR 2003

Largest Industrial Transaction – REDY Awards/Deal of the Year 2003

Largest Chapter Referral – Carolinas Chapter SIOR 2000

Largest Number of Chapter Referrals – Carolinas Chapter SIOR 2000

Largest Industrial Transaction – Carolinas Chapter SIOR 2000

Largest Industrial Transaction – REDY Awards/Deal of the Year 1999

Largest Office Transaction – Carolinas Chapter SIOR 1998

Largest Office Transaction – REDY Awards/Deal of the Year 1998

Largest Industrial Transaction – Carolinas Chapter SIOR 1997

Largest Industrial Transaction – Carolinas Chapter SIOR 1995

TICAR Million Dollar Club 2007-2011

CoStar Awards For Raleigh Area 2011

Top Leasing Firm

Top Sales Firm

Top Industrial Leasing Broker

Top Sales Broker

Professional Affiliations

Member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) 1994-Present

President- Carolinas Chapter 2000

Vice President – Carolinas Chapter 1999

Secretary- Carolinas Chapter 1998

Triangle Commercial Association of Realtors 1997-Present

Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute Certified Commercial 1993-Present

Investment Member



North Carolina Real Estate Broker’s License 1989-Present

National Association of Realtors 1984-Present



North Carolina Association of Realtors 1984-Present



Raleigh Board of Realtors/TCAR 1984-Present

Transactions
2014

Clifford Porter, SIOR, CCIM

Porter Realty Company Inc. / CORFAC International
Richmond, VA

W. Michael Lewis, SIOR, CCIM

The Lewis Group / CORFAC Int'l
Raleigh, NC

Industrial Lease

45,600 sq. ft.

Apex, NC - November 7, 2014
2011

Carey Gilbert, II, SIOR, CCIM, CRE

J.H. Berry & Gilbert
Birmingham, AL

W. Michael Lewis, SIOR, CCIM

The Lewis Group / CORFAC Int'l
Raleigh, NC

Industrial Lease

6,620 sq. ft.

Raleigh, NC - April 15, 2011
Committee History
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SPB - Brokerage Management 1/1/20061/1/2020
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